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Interview With Laura Backes Bard of Children’s Book Insider

Laura Backes Bardwants to help authors of children’s books write better. About 25 years ago, Laura—who worked as a literary agent—started the Children’s Book Insider, a newsletter aimed at sharing advice to writers looking to improve their books for kids. Show More Summary

Larsen Pomada Literary Closed to Submissions

Just a quick note from Larsen Pomada Literary Agents: They passed on word to me (Writer's Digest) that they are closed to queries indefinitely. Do not query either Michael Larsen or Elizabeth Pomada without their website specifically saying they are once again open to submissions. The post Larsen Pomada Literary Closed to Submissions appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Henry Holt to Publish Pamela Paul’s Memoir

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, has signed a deal for her memoir. Henry Holt & Company executive editor Paul Golob negotiated the terms of the agreement with literary agent Lydia Wills. The release date for My Life with Bob has been set for Fall 2017. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lydia Blyfield of Carol Mann Agency

Lydia is seeking: adult, young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as nonfiction projects. Lydia is looking for timely plots inspired by the headlines, effortless magical realism, unreliable narrators, and mysteries/psychological thrillers set in small communities (no CIA/FBI/MI5, please). Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kerry D’Agostino of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Kerry is seeking: Kerry is interested in a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction and memoir. Above all when evaluating manuscripts, she looks for a strong narrative voice and a protagonist with whom she (and others) can connect. Show More Summary

Harper Lee's Agent Says He Is 'Surprised' By Elder Abuse Allegations

March 14 (Reuters) - The literary agent for Harper Lee said he was surprised someone had told Alabama authorities that the 88-year-old author might be the victim of elder abuse and manipulated into the publication of her second novel. In...Show More Summary

Do Personality Traits Have Any Business in Business? The Authoritative Agent Says Yes

In what some authors may find surprising, a leading 'gatekeeper,' literary agent Kristin Nelson, says an authoritative personality can be writer's best friend in negotiation -- the best chance you have of seeing the gate to your prosperity well-kept.

Harper Lee’s Literary Agent Disputes Claims of Elder Abuse

Alabama state officials opened an investigation following complaints about Harper Lee possibly suffering from elder abuse. The New York Times reports that Lee’s literary agent, Andrew Nurnberg, has issued a statement about this issue...Show More Summary

Harper Lee’s Agent Says Author ‘Is In Full Possession of Her Mental Faculties’

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is of sound mind, according to a statement from her literary agent, Andrew Nurnberg.

Manuscript Pitch Websites: Do Literary Agents Use Them?

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, a writer contacted me to ask about WriterPitch.com,"a website that blends the worlds of literary agents and writers under one roof."How? For Writers:You’ll have the ability to have your pitch/pitches read by hundreds of literary agents. Show More Summary

Cindy Uh Moves to The Thompson Literary Agency

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Cindy Uh has been hired as an affiliate agent at the Thompson Literary Agency. In the past, Uh served as an editor in legal publishing and completed an internship at the Einstein Thompson Agency. She seeks manuscripts within the children’s...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Cara Mannion of Harold Ober Associates

Currently Looking For: Mainly YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women’s fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers. Limited interest in nonfiction includes humor and biography. Show More Summary

Top Chinese fiction since 1900 ?

Via Paper Republic I'm pointed to Time Out (Beijing)'s The best Chinese fiction books of the last century, where: "24 Chinese literature experts, novelists, literary agents, publishers, editors, critics and journalists" voted for their...Show More Summary

“Art of Agenting”

In an interview for Guernica Jonathan Lee talks to Chris Parris-Lamb, the literary agent who represented Chad Harbach‘s The Art of Fielding, John Darnielle‘s National Book Award-nominated Wolf in White Van, and now our very own Garth Risk Hallberg‘s upcoming City on Fire, about “The Art of Agenting.” Pair with our own Edan Lepucki‘s conversation with […]

A Chat with Literary Agent Jane Dystel

Jane Dystel, president of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, has been an agent since 1986. Her publishing career began at Bantam Books. She then moved to Grosset & Dunlap, where she was a managing editor and later an acquisitions editor. From there, she went on to become Publisher of World Almanac Publications, where she created her own imprint.

Romancing Rejection: ‘Don’t Cut Off An Ear’

3 weeks agoHumor : Thought Catalog

Like a well-choreographed pas de deux, author Jael McHenry and literary agent Donald Maass dance down the line between the hardships of a career in publishing and the sweet sobs of melodrama. Get a grip, Rodolfo.

The Anatomy of a Query Letter – Webinar with Kate McKean

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “The Anatomy of a Query Letter: What to Put Where, When, and Why” — instructor and literary agent Kate McKean will show you how to catch a reader's eye with a clean, precise, and interesting query letter. The post The Anatomy of a Query Letter – Webinar with Kate McKean appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Stephanie is seeking: Literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven’t been told, upmarket women’s fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense. In nonfiction, Stephanie looks for pop culture, narrative...Show More Summary

Veronica Roth Inks Two-Book Deal

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Veronica Roth has signed a two-book deal with the Katherine Tegen Books imprint at HarperCollins. Publisher Katherine Tegen negotiated the deal with Newleaf Literary agent Joanna Volpe. The release date for book one has been scheduled...Show More Summary

Book review: Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents

Jeff Herman, a long-time literary agent, has published his guide to the publishing industry for more than 20 years. I’ve used it a number of times to research publishers, agents, and editors. It could be quite useful for you to...

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